Meaning of 'crunch'

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Meaning of ‘crunch’

7 definitions found.



the act of crushing

Synonyms: crush


the sound of something crunching

Example: "They heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path."


a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)

Example: "an end-of-the year crunch"


to reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading

Synonyms: grind bray mash comminute


to make a crushing noise

Example: "Their shoes were crunching on the gravel."

Synonyms: crackle scranch scraunch


to chew noisily

Example: "The children crunched the celery sticks"

Synonyms: munch chomp champ


to press or grind with a crushing noise

Example: "I crunched on chips."

Synonyms: grind cranch craunch

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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